Mapping the Siege of Sarajevo
Published Tuesday, March 14, 2006 by CCAer | E-mail this post
In the painful breakup of the former Yugoslavia, the city of Sarajevo was encircled and besieged for close to 4 years. When the siege ended just over 10 years ago, constant shelling and sniper fire killed 10,000 inhabitants and wounded 50,000 more. FAMA International
, a Sarajevo-based publishing house, has created a hand-drawn map showing the besieged city surrounded by guns, tanks and snipers. The 875 kb file is freely available for download and viewing
. An extensive online text legend
explains the significance of features and locations. Altogether, it creates it a disturbing picture of 4 years of uncertain life for the residents of Sarajevo.